bustle. Do you wonder what Christmas may have been like for people long ago? Come along with us and we’ll take a peek into the past, and let our imaginations wander. Is this similar to what Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about in Little House on the Prairie?
As you step on the porch of the cabin, you step back in time. Walking through the front door, you enter the cabin as it would have been in the early days of America. Stepping inside, you find one large room, and a ladder leading to a small loft.
The cabin has been decorated for Christmas, simply. Hand strung popcorn and cranberry strings are on a small tree. We found old potato sacks that had Santa on them, and they have now become pillow cases to add a festive touch. Holly and berries are added to the table, which has been set with pewter dishes holding a huge apple that has been carved out to nestle a tea candle safely. A wonderful smell fills the air, and you discover a small, wooden bowl holding fresh oranges that have been decorated with whole cloves. Bright, red, long johns lay across the old, rope bed, reminding us of how cold Christmas Eve would have been for the people who originally lived in this small one room cabin. The front door is decorated with fresh greens that were cut from the woods directly behind the cabin. Everything is simple, and simply elegant.
I’m sure we have no idea how hard it must have been for folks living in these times.